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ws music groups present messiah' oratorio sunda The Christmas portion of Handel's great oratorio "Messiah" will be presented at WSC Sunday, Dec. 3. Two performances of the work will be given, at5p.m. and 8p.m., in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.Presented by the Music Department and the Associated Students of Weber State College, "Messiah" will be the combined effort of several campus musical groups. Taking part will be the A Cap-pella Choir, directed by Lyneer Smith, the Chorale, under the direction of Ronald Wooden, the importance of election stressed by kelly cardon The importance of choosing the proper representatives for each school and its interests should be apparent to every WSC student. If this be the case, then for the school's sake and your own, take an interest in the ability and outlook of each of the candidates involved. Each candidate will be in an available location today soliciting votes. Put him on the line, question him, find out where he is at -- both philosophically and as a human being. And then, using this knowledge, go place you say and decision on the ballot of your school at one of the following booths: 1 -- Lobby of the U.B. 2 -- East entrance to Social Sciences Building. 3 -- South entrance to Science Hall. 4 -- South entrance to the Tech Ed Building. If you do not know what school you are enrolled in, the people at the booth will. But, please vote. (See candidates pages 6 and 7). aswsc senate fakes action by dave midget staff writer Last Tuesday evening, the Senate officially recommended that Steven Stoker be allowed to take a full year term to the ASWSC Senate. The reason for this change is the resignation of Dan Freeman as Technology senator. Freeman's term in office was to last a full year with Stoker having only a six month term. Now Stoker's term will last until June 1, 1973. A bill calling for Weber State's radio station to be allowed to keep all the money they raise selling old issues of Acorns (Weber State's yearbook) was submitted. The previous agreement was that the radio station split the money with student government 50-50. The bill was sent to Finance Committee for further work. Mike Burnett, a representative of the newly formed Society of Microbiology, presented the organization's Constitution to the Senate body. The purpose of this organization is, Voce Coeds, directed by Evelyn Harris, and the Choral Union, led by Dr. Herbert Cecil. Dr. Cecil's Brass Choir and the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Loren Crawford are the participating instrumental groups. The public is cordially invited to attend both performances, and there will be no admission charge for this annual Christmas oratorio, traditionally one of the best-attended events of WSC's musical year. Soloists for the afternoon performance of "Messiah" are sopranos Wendy Turner and Cindy Porter, altos Ann Stauffer Moul-ton and Antoinette Sleeper, tenor Neil Shock, and basses Gary Way-ment and Gary Christensen. The evening presentation will feature as soloists sopranos Wendy Turner and Janine McBride, altos Sally Murray and Georg-ianne Bush, tenor Hans Flink, and basses Harlan Felt and Walter Wright. Dr. Herbert Cecil, Chairman of WSC's Music Department, will conduct both performances. Handel's great oratorio "Messiah" was composed in the incredibly short time of 23 days in the summer of 1741. Its first performance was in Dublin, Ireland, where it was well received; but it did not achieve success in London until Handel conducted a benefit performance of the work in 1750 for the London Foundling Hospital. After this "Messiah" became an annual event. Though it may now sound unbelievable, the reason for "Messiah's" lack of immediate success was due to the belief of many Londoners that the oratorio bordered on the blasphemous. To set sacred scriptures to dance-like, happy music offended large numbers of the faithful during this period. Besides, Handel was widely known as a composer of operas, and "Messiah" seemed at the time too close to the theatre to be truly religious. "Messiah" consists of three parts, and WSC is presenting CD QJJ 3 one ocf plays play auditions held for 'america hurrah' Auditions for "America Hurrah" will be held in the college Fine Arts Center Cellar Theatre tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. according to Director Robert P. Macek. This will be the Weber State Theatre's first major production of the winter quarter said Macek. "America Hurrah" was written by Jean-Claude van Itallie and is a composit of three one-act plays which present a biting satire on the modern American way of life. It was first produced in 1966. In "Interview," the first of the three plays, van Itallie examines through a form of verbal and physical choreography, the mechanization of life in modern urban America. "TV," the second play, juxtaposes the eventless lives of three television raters with the melodramatic lives of television heros. "Motel," the final short play, presents three mannikins on raised shoes, with huge heads bobbing and bodies moving with the jerky menace of animated monsters. They eventually des according to Burnett, "to promote interest and involvement in microbiology."Various methods to accomplish this goal will be used. For example, lectures by prominent microbiology figures are planned, tours of significant places in the area will be taken, and the group plans to sponsor student research here at Weber. Membership for this society is open to any full-time student who meets the following requirements: First, a minimum of five quarter hours of microbiology are required. Second, students must have completed at least 45 quarter hours of approved college credits. Third, prior to initiation, students must be actively involved in the society. Final membership into the society will be determined by a vote of general assembly of the organization. This group, while being unique to the campus at Weber State, has been authorized to the Greek letters Alpha Sigma Mu which stand for the American Society of Microbiology. the first, or so-called "Christmas" portion. This section treats the prophecy and reali troy the motel motel set. Information keeper and the regarding audi Yy v- v V if - i o,w y ! I '" ' K. I s J I . - -J WEBER STATE STUDENTS still have a chance to help those less fortunate then themselves have a happy Christmas as the Blue Key Pledge barrel located in the Union Building will remain in place until the end of the fall quarter for donations of canned food, clothes and toys to be distributed to local families through the American Red Cross. notice The WSC Publications Board will meet Thursday. Dec. 7, 1972 at 3 p.m. in room UB 228. The Publication Board meets monthly to assure and maintain the quality of student publications. This applies specifically to the Signpost at present. The public, especially the student, is urged to attend and approach the board with its suggestions or personal feelings concerning the newspaper. Ken Burrows ASWSC Executive Vice President zation of God's plan to redeem mankind by the coming of the Messiah. tions should be referred to Robert P. Macek at 399-1773 or WSC ext. 404-403.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-12-01, Vol. 34, No. 19|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|